SI Engine Certificate

The SI Engine Certificate is a five-course package designed to familiarize engineers with key spark ignition engine components and technologies and how they function as a system. After reviewing SI engine fundamentals, the program focuses on technologies and design considerations aimed at improving performance and efficiency.

By completing the certificate, engineers can acquire fairly deep engine expertise and, at the same time, earn an SAE credential. Upon completing each individual course (including successfully passing the post-course learning assessment), an SAE Certificate of Achievement is awarded, issuing the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). After taking all five courses, a comprehensive certificate is awarded, recognizing completion of the entire certificate program.

The courses do not have to be taken in any specified order, although Basics of Internal Combustion Engines is a good starting point if it can be scheduled as one's first seminar. The entire program must be completed within seven years.

Required Seminars

Electives (Select two)

Additional elective courses
Courses no longer offered by SAE but eligible to be used as electives for this program, providing they were completed within seven years of the date the Certificate is requested, include:

  • 97002 - Compact Heat Exchangers for Automotive Applications (2 Days)
  • C0303 - Fundamentals of Automotive Fuel Delivery Systems (2 Days)
  • C0613 or C1112 - Internal Combustion Systems: HCCI, DoD, VCT/VVT, DI and VCR (3 Days)
  • C0738 or WB1240 - Introduction to Commercial and Off-Road Vehicle Cooling Airflow Systems (2 Days) or Web Seminar
  • 86009 - Piston Ring Design/Materials (2 Days)

Successful completion of a learning assessment is required for each course to gain the CEUs for the course.

To enroll in the Certificate Program
There is no formal application process. You may simply begin taking courses at your convenience. You may self-monitor your transcript as you progress through the program by visiting and clicking My Transcript (requires log in).

To request a completed Certificate for the program
Once all courses are completed, please notify SAE Customer Service, 877-606-7323 or to request your certificate. Your transcript will be audited and completion of courses will be verified prior to issuing the certificate.